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I have a pace maker put in to regular my heart beat and I have some swollen and pain in my left arm above my elbow should I be concerned about it?

I have a pace maker put in to regular my heart beat and I have some swollen and pain in my left arm above my elbow should I be concerned about it?

Pace maker: Yes, this might be a concern. there might be a subtle underlying infection secondary to the pacemaker, depending how long it has been in ; or viral infection or possibly a reaction by the body to a foreign body(pacemaker) To be on the safe side, I would check with the cardiologist today, especially if you have new palpitations, chest pain or dizziness it is too much of coincidence to ignore ...Read more

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Pain in left arm just above and below elbow. Less pain elbow bent. No help with rest. Seems like muscles. What is cause, how to relieve the pain?

Pain in left arm just above and below elbow. Less pain elbow bent. No help with rest. Seems like muscles. What is cause, how to relieve the pain?

Ice it: It can be related to repetitive movement. Ice it for 15 to 20 minutes for the next 2-3 days, if no improvement seek medical attention. If you have no history of allergy to anti inflammatories, you can try ibuprofen, take with food. If the pain worsens, you develop numbness, weakness or have associated chest pain, go to the emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow.  I have had no injuries.  Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

See below: Any rashes associated with the pain area? If so, consider "shingles" but the pain often comes before the rash. Watch for this. Any numbness in the area or down the arm, consider a neck issue/brachial nerve plexus issue. See your doctor for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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Warm and slight pain in left arm from elbow to wrist. Thought? Could it be from always sleeping on that side?

See a doctor: If the symptoms are persistent , not resolved 1 hour after getting up, you should see a doctor. It could be several reasons, including skin infection, nerve pain etc. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in left arm from elbow to hand. Pain mosly in wrists. Will wrapping and icing help? Has happened before bt never stays long

Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and nsaids such as ibuprofen/aleve can help relieve the inflammation. If it doesnt go away, get it checked by your doctor. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm and left shoulder. Arm feels numb with sharp pains down to elbow, causing nausea. Pinched nerve maybe? Or something more serious?

Possible Nerve Pinch: Sharp pain in the arm associated with numbness is often a symptom of a nerve pinch somewhere along the course of a nerve or nerves. Classically the nerve pinch itself does not cause nausea, but the consequential pain if significant enough can be associated with nausea. Such significant complaints should be evaluated by an appropriately trained health care professional. ...Read more

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I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe. Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!

I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe.  Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!

Pain: Pain that's reproducible on inspiration and palpation of the affected area of pain is typically suggestive of costochondritis, Your pain and symptoms sound like they may possibly be of muskuloskeletal origin?. However, It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a cardiac workup to rule out any more serious underlying cause. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more